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Robert Murphy NEVIN

(1850-1912)

NEVIN, Robert Murphy, a Representative from Ohio; born in Danville, Highland County, Ohio, May 5, 1850; attended the public schools in Hillsboro, Ohio; was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in June 1868; moved to Dayton, Ohio, in 1868; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1871 and commenced law practice in Dayton; counsel for the New York Central Railroad 1882-1912; prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County 1887-1890; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh, Fifty-eighth, and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1907); declined renomination in 1906; resumed the practice of law; died in Dayton, Ohio, December 17, 1912; interment in Woodland Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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